Martin Wiebecke is admitted to practise in Switzerland, Germany and New York, and before the US Supreme Court.
He has acted as counsel, sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator or chairman in more than 160 international commercial arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, Swiss Chambers, DIS, VIAC (Vienna), Stockholm Institute, AAA, SIAC, MKAS (Moscow), CAS and other institutions, UNCITRAL, and in ad hoc arbitrations.
He also has domestic arbitration and mediation experience, and an arbitration-related court practice (annulment and execution proceedings).
His arbitration experience includes, in particular, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders' agreements, joint ventures, privatisations, foreign investments, infrastructure and development projects, construction and engineering, automotive, oil and gas, energy and natural resources, mining, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, biotechnology, telecommunications, technology transfer, licence agreements, patents, IP, insurance and reinsurance, banking and finance, tax, defence contracts, disputes involving states and public entities and enterprises, agency, distribution, and sale and purchase agreements. He is on the panel of arbitrators of various arbitral institutions (such as ICC, LCIA, VIAC, ICDR/AAA and WIPO).
He was a member of the EU Commission's expert group on the interface between the Brussels I Regulation (Regulation 44/2001) and arbitration.
He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and seminars and a past chairman of the international sales commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats.
Martin Wiebecke was educated at the Universities of Freiburg (BA Economics, 1979); Geneva, Göttingen (JD, 1983); and Basel (lic iur, 1986); and at Columbia Law School (LLM, 1984).
He is fluent in German, English and French, and has basic knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese.
WWL says: Martin Wiebecke has a "tremendous reputation for the high quality of his work", handling matters from a broad range of industries as part of his “high-calibre” practice.
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